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Old 02-16-2005, 10:04 PM   #1
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Installing a window manager with yum


I have a Fedora Core 2 box that was installed as a "Server" (no X windows.) I recently decided that I want to use VNC to run a couple of graphical applications on this box remotely.

I used yum to install the vnc, vnc-server, and xorg packages. VNC works well, and I can connect to my server, but I only get a black screen. I think this is because there are no window managers installed.

I'd be happy using a "lightweight" window manager like fvwm or twm, but yum doesn't seem to have packages for these. I also tried to install Gnome with:

yum -y gnome

...but of course, there is no singular gnome package. I don't mind installing RPMs by hand or compiling from source, but I'd really like to keep this particular system fully under yum's management and automatic updates.

Are there any window managers that can be installed simply with yum? If so, please share their names! Also, apologies if this question has already been answered. It seems like it would be a common request, but I haven't found an answer.




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